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    Hi All...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by politicalmonster, Jul 12, 2012.

    Brand new to this site, but very impressed with what I see, and looking forward to participating!
    I am an avid reader of scifi and fantasy , and have wanted to start writing the same genre for a long time, but life kept getting in the way. Now at 42, I decided I am going to do it, so I am working on my first novel.
    I am really looking forward to honing my craft with participation in this group, and hopefully providing and receiving some constructive feedback in the process!

    -PM
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, politicalmonster!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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    Hi, Politicalmonster!
    In what respect are you a political monster?
    When I saw you were 42, my first thought was "cool -- someone my same age," but then I forgot I just turned 43. ;-)
    Look forward to "seeing" you around.
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    Hi chicagoliz,
    I tend to follow politics pretty closely, and got my BS in poli sci a couple years ago, hence the name. I just tend to use it on most forums I join, since it is never taken. I hear ya on the age thing, I'm turning 43 in November, but it's just another year, right?
    Take care, and I'm sure I will see ya around here!
    -PM
     

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